UK Inventions

Where Would We Be Today Without Wi-Fi?

Angus Leitch | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Angus Leitch

Where would we be today without Wi-Fi? No more hotspots. No cool internet cafés. Our 'mobile' devices would be far less mobile. Or what would life be...

Who Says We Are Not Innovative? Great British Inventions

Pam Warren | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech
Pam Warren

In my blogs this month I have been looking at the importance of innovation, being innovative and adopting an innovative approach. While doing my research I came across a lot of amazing British inventions- which I thought I would celebrate. I have chosen my 10 favourite inventions but there are plenty more!

If You're In Dire Need Of Friends This Chair Will Help

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Tech

There are times in life, when we all need a hug but fail to find the people who will give us one. A designer from South Korea however, has created a r...

Kids' Crazy Inventions Are Brought To Life

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Parents

A group of kids had their crazy inventions brought to life thanks to a British designer who wanted to get kids believing in the power of imagination. ...

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

10 Dumbest Inventions Of All Time

Tom Hopkins | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech
Tom Hopkins

The job of the innovator is rarely easy. But a few of these could have been easily avoided using the simple mantra: "If it's not broken, don't fix it".

This Crazy Invention Will Get Your Kids Out Of Bed In An Instant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Parents

British inventor Colin Furze's latest creation will definitely make sure your children get out of bed in the morning. Furze, whose YouTube channel...

This Inventor Is No Patent Troll

Patrick Racz | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Racz

You'd never know from reading the headlines and the one sided reporting, that a real inventor with a legitimate claim for willful patent infringement was behind the case of Smartflash LLC v Apple Inc. Many readers will be aware of the old adage "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" but in this case the real story and the facts are probably far more interesting than the myth being proffered by Apple. Patent Troll... screamed the headlines around the world, after we soundly defeated Apple at trial, won a unanimous verdict for willful infringement and a Jury award for $532.9million.

Give Your Eyes A Superhuman Upgrade With These Bionic Contact Lenses

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The promise of superhuman vision has always seemed a little far fetched, something us mortals have only ever experienced through the eyes of Clark Ken...

Nothing To See Here, Just Some BOMBPROOF Wallpaper

Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

The U.S. Army have come up with a special type of wallpaper that minimises the impact of exploding buildings. The difference between this potential...

Your Home Could Fix Itself Using This New LIVING Material

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech

Whether it's the house we live in or the office we work at, most of us have to deal with concrete jungles at some point in our lives and contrary to A...

These Incredible Inventions May Be Lost Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Tech

When divers discovered the wreck of an ancient vessel in the 1900s, little attention was given to a muddy box that was found alongside the wreckage. ...

These Students Figured How To Put Fire Out With Sound Waves

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A pair of engineering students have figured out how to extinguish fire using sound waves. Mind-bogglingly awesome, right? The talented duo Vi...

Mechanical Horse Is So Bad It's Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

Chinese inventor Su Daocheng, spent two months working on what might be the weirdest transportation vehicle we've ever seen: a mechanical horse. Lo...

10 Everyday Items You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA

AllTime10s | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech

They may have sent a man to the moon but perhaps NASA's greatest achievement are these 10 everyday inventions....

Guys, This Will Revolutionise The Way You Pee

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gone are the days of finding pee on the toilet seat, or worse, the floor. Thanks to some genius inventive-types there now exists a GloBro, which is...

This Bottle Extracts Water From The Air While You Cycle

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

What if you could go cycling with a bottle that never ran out of water? That's the concept behind Fontus, a new prototype water bottle which can dr...

Flying Cars Have Existed Since The 1940s

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

Flying cars are one of the most long-desired inventions in the modern world. Thing is, they've existed for at least 70 years. Filmed in the 40s...

9 'Innovations' We Need To Un-Invent Immediately

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The news that the era of the "unexpected item in the bagging area" might be coming to an end made clear to us one thing above anything else: you hate ...

Your Life Just Got Easier With These Joyous Inventions

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve come a long way since Dickensian times but life can still be pretty tough with all these first world problems to contend with. Take breakfa...

10 Inventions That Will Supercharge Your Journey To The Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

The future isn't a place - it's a journey. That sounds like a quote somebody could have said once. If not, we've coined it. Prepare the T-shirt pri...

One-Handed Zip Invented - But What Took So Long?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Tech

The one-handed zip has been invented. Finally. Zippers were invented in 1893, and first presented at the Chicago World's Fair, but have remained pr...

'Triton' Oxygen Mask Claims To Draw Air From Water While You Swim

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A South Korean designer claims to have invented an oxygen mask which can draw air from water as you swim. The idea is pretty remarkable - being abl...

Nothing Says You Care More Than A Placenta Photo Frame

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unless it happened while we weren't looking, we're pretty sure the world hasn't entered some kind of post-apocalyptic era where the only available pro...

15 Indian Inventions and Discoveries That Shaped the Modern World - Part 3:

Abhaey Singh | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Abhaey Singh

In the first two parts of this India Independence Day series, I explained how India shaped our philosophy, gave us modern numerals and instituted pre-Athenian democracy...this instalment will cover five further notable Indian contributions that were well ahead of their time.